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Takeaways from Tallahassee – Almost as funny as an April Fools’ Day joke

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They seemed like fair enough questions, but Pam Bondi never met a controversy that she couldn’t answer with strident responses to questions that weren’t asked. The second-term Attorney General was besieged by reporters after Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, wanting to know about a $25,000 political contribution made in error to her by Donald Trump‘s charitable foundation three years ago. Charities like Trump’s are prohibited under federal tax law from making political contributions. She did answer “of course not” to a question over whether…

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A postcard from Tallahassee Tiger Bay

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Skip Foster, the new publisher at the Tallahassee Democrat, was greeted as a liberator in his maiden speech to the Capital Tiger Bay Club. The gray-haired eminences who make up the Club’s membership know the difference between a good newspaper and a Chamber of Commerce rag. They’re embarrassed that the Times – New York and Tampa Bay — regularly come to town to break stories that were there, sometimes for years, for the Democrat’s taking. Mike Pate, the last publisher…

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